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Business and Economics Abroad
Immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment while earning UC credit and making rapid progress towards your degree. Among many fascinating topics, you can study the economics of globalization, entrepreneurship, accounting and finance, development economics, business management, marketing, and more. Additionally, you can get a practical and deeper understanding of course topics through experience-based research and internships. 
 

UCEAP alumni have a 97% success rate in receiving credit toward their major.

 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in business and economics. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: business administration and economics.
 
Australia: University of New South Wales
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School is a leader in research and has been consistently ranked first among the major Australian Universities for its quality of teaching. Research standards are high, and members of the School play an important part in policy issues and debate within Australia.
 
Barbados: University of the West Indies, Bridgetown
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill is the leading provider of management, business, and finance education in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and offers courses in several business related disciplines. The Department of Management Studies provides coursework in public sector management, Caribbean and sustainable tourism, international business and political economy. The Department of Economics offers banking and finance courses, as well as core economics coursework. 
 
Brazil: Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience life in the world's sixth largest economy. Brazil is undergoing rapid growth and transformationan ideal locale for taking courses such as Consumer Behavior, International Markets & Globalization, and Strategic Planning. After arrival, you may secure an academic internship; past students have enjoyed working in local non-profit organizations, tech start-ups, and various other Brazilian companies.
 
Chile: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Courses listed under the program of Commercial Engineering (Ingenieria Comercial) offer a broad range of topics and sub-disciplines for majors in accounting, economics, and business administration. The UCEAP Chile Study Center also makes available various opportunities to conduct an internship in your field of study.
China: Fudan University, Shanghai
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Spring 
 
Study and experience China's growing place in the world economy in this program tailored specifically for business and economics majors. The program also offers the chance to participate in an internship for academic credit or personal growth. You can study topics such as political economics of China, China economics and development, business abroad, and many more.
 
China: Tsinghua University, Beijing
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English or Chinese
Terms: Spring
 
Allow the dynamic, global city of Beijing to open the door to your future. This competitive program attracts the most promising business and economics students. Tsinghua is recognized internationally for excellence in teaching and research and offers courses such as Chinese Communication, Entrepreneurial Management, Corporate Finance, and more.
 
Denmark: University of Copenhagen
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This is a great program for students with a strong background in economic theory, math, and econometrics. You may have the opportunity to take courses at the prestigious Copenhagen Business School with prior approval from the UCEAP Study Center, or take first year graduate level courses for upper-division credit provided you have the appropriate background.
 
France: University of Bordeaux - Coursework in French
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This program gives you the opportunity to study economics from a French and international perspective. Take courses such as French Business or International Economics & Commerce. Economics courses can be found in the following departments: Economie, Sociologie, IEP, and DEFLE.
 
Germany: Free University Berlin
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Management 
 
Language of Instruction: German
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Access a broad field of study with diverse and comprehensive course offerings in economics and business administration. Courses cover both contemporary and historical economics in the European Union, Germany, and the United States.
 
Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Take a wide range of courses at the University of Hong Kong, a highly ranked university both in Asia and nationally. The Faculty of Business & Economics is known for educating world-class business leaders for the current global economy. 
 
Italy: Business & Economics, University of Commerce Luigi Bocconi, Milan
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English or Italian
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This is a prestigious program with a global focus offering courses in both business and economics. You will have the opportunity to work directly with professors on a self-designed research project. Internships in Milan may be possible in the summer following the spring term.
 
Japan: Keio University, Tokyo
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English or Japanese
Terms: ILP + Year
 
The Department of Economics at Keio University is one of the leading economics departments in Japan and offers a variety of courses. Smaller class sizes are designed to put theory into practice and allow personal interaction with professors. Past students recommend joining social and sports clubs to further integrate into life abroad.
 
Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico
Sub-disciplines: Development Economics, Economics, International Economics  
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
While living in beautiful and lively Mexico City, you may study topics in economics such as agricultural economics, dependency and underdevelopment, and the environmental impact of capitalism. Research, internships, and independent study may be available and can be arranged upon arrival to the university.   
 
Netherlands: Business & Economics, Maastricht University
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
This program gives you the opportunity to study business and economics through Problem-Based Learning. You should possess a strong background in quantitative analysis (completion of introductory calculus is recommended) and micro/macroeconomics. This is an advanced program which gives the unique experience of studying in an environment similar to graduate-level seminars at UC.
 
New Zealand: University of Auckland
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The seven teaching departments at the University of Auckland Business School (Business Administration, Business Finance, Business, Business International, Business Management, and Business Marketing) are consistently ranked among the top of their fields in Australasia. Students are entitled to all services at the Business School's own Career Center.
 
Spain: International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Terms: Winter, Spring, Winter + Spring
 
Spend a quarter abroad in Barcelona studying topics in English such as human resources, psychology and business, and international macroeconomics. You will also have the opportunity to study all levels of Spanish and participate in rewarding language exchanges with Spanish students. If you stay for two quarters and meet the language prerequisite, you can pursue a spring internship that combines weekly seminars with work placement in your field.
 
Thailand: Thammasat University, Bangkok
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience living in a progressive economy while taking classes that combine economic theory and practice. Internships are also available in finance and marketing. With a combination of high-quality Thai instructors and respected visiting faculty, the Economics Department provides a strong, comprehensive learning experience.
  
UK-England: Summer School, London School of Economics
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer, Summer + Summer2
 
Gain a truly international experience studying alongside current and future leaders in finance and politics. The London School of Economics is one of the world's most prestigious universities offering challenging courses such as E-business, the Art of Negotiation, and International Political Economy. You will have the opportunity to explore London through organized cultural excursions.
 
UK-Scotland: Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Sub-disciplines: Accounting, Development Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, International Economics, Management, Marketing
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Choose from a wide availability of courses in business and economics in this lively and friendly Scottish university. Examples of course topics include environmental economics, regional and Scottish economics, entrepreneurship, and business planning.
 
 

These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: business administration and economics